It can be difficult to determine when the best time to visit Victoria Falls is, as it mostly depends on what you’re going for. From around late August to November sees plenty of hot weather which is ideal for rafting, a safari, the Devil’s Pool and getting clearer photographs of the falls. Though if you want to see the Falls in high flow, the wet season between March and May is ideal. Booking during term time is usually cheaper, though remember that because the Victoria Falls are so renowned, this region doesn’t necessarily have an off-peak season.
On the western side of Zimbabwe lies the small but charming town of Victoria Falls, aptly named thanks to its proximity to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. A fantastic destination, it promises all the excitement of an authentic African adventure, but with a rare opportunity to enjoy a number of truly unforgettable experiences.
Of course many come to this region specifically for the Falls. A beautiful sight, there’s something incredibly mesmerising about the power of the Victoria Falls that can only be explained by witnessing it yourself. And yet this region isn’t limited to day-trippers looking to catch a glimpse of the waterfall. There are plenty of other once-in-a-lifetime activities that ensure this trip is like no other.
Bungee jumping, white water rafting and a blood-pumping gorge swing are all available through reliable tour operators. Or, take a dip in the Devil’s Pool, a naturally formed pool of water that lets you swim to the edge of the Falls for a magnificent view.
This region quite famously operates a magnificent elephant back safari, as well as a walking with lions excursion that is not to be missed. But no matter how you choose to experience Victoria Falls, whether you prefer to take a helicopter trip or simply want to stroll around the many curios, the perfect way to wind down this breathtaking journey is to take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river before heading inland to sample a few African delicacies and soak up the awe-inspiring atmosphere.
Getting around is fairly easy as most of the town can be explored on foot. If you prefer, a car rental can be used to get around quickly and conveniently, though most tour operators provide transport to and from the various sites and attractions.
Most travellers will land in Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) before departing to the town itself. There are a few car rental companies located within the airport, as well as a taxi rank just outside, just remember to agree you fee with the driver beforehand. Several airport transfer companies can be booked in advance to take you direct to your accommodation in town.